Grant History

The Community Foundation dedicates most of each week engaging with donors, service providers and residents of Tompkins County to identify assets, challenges, and ways to improve the quality of life for all in our beloved community.

Family Reading Partnership

Awarded Grants

In our 22nd year with nearly $22 million in 5,335 grants,  the Community Foundation is the leading public grant maker in Tompkins County. Grants from the Foundation’s endowment and other charitable resources donated by many generous people address emerging concerns and critical, unresolved problems  identified by the community.

2021 Grantees and Programs

COVID-19 Response Fund Grantees

2020 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees Map by Program Areas

Every grant represents the current philanthropic goals and interests of our donors, as well as the priorities and strategies of the Community Foundation Board of Directors.  We gain information from nonprofit leaders and residents who live or work here. Also we hold bi-weekly meetings with the Tompkins County Funders group (local public and private grant makers). Our grants are informed by many communication methods.

The Community Foundation serves as a repository for permanent gifts, no matter how great or small, from all who have lived or worked in — and care about — Tompkins County.

 

Grants Review

January 1-March 31, 2022 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2022 Grants & Programs thru 1Q22 <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $104,050 25 15%
Community Building 19% $98,700 43 25%
Education 9% $48,273 23 14%
Environment/Sustainability 4% $22,500 5 3%
Health & Human Services 48% $250,258 72 43%
Total (All Areas) $523,781 168
 *next report scheduled for July 2022

2021 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2021 Grantees and Programs <CLICK HERE

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $555,822 154 23%
Community Building 37% $1,035,253 165 24%
Education 11% $307,030 83 12%
Environment/Sustainability 4% $133,677 42 6%
Health & Human Services 28% $781,239 243 35%
Total (All Areas) $2,813,021 687

2000-2021 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $4,306,143 1,248 24%
Community Building 29% $6,467,630 1,259 24%
Education 10% $2,316,310 639 12%
Environment/Sustainability 6% $1,343,038 299 5%
Health & Human Services 35% $7,341,077 1,890 35%
Total (All Areas) $21,774,198 5,335
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